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[VIDEO] New “Aladdin” trailer starring Will Smith as Genie

The time has come Disney fans; the live-action official trailer for “Aladdin” dropped today!

Compared to the trailer released last October, this version shows a few more ‘nods’ to the 1992 animated original.  We  are also presented with a better look at the jolly blue genie himself, played by Will Smith, a role that was dominated by the late Robin Williams.

In an Entertaiment Weekly interview, Smith talks about being Genie and having a slightly different approach to the character in the new live-action film.

“There’s a little bit less mimicking — there’s a James Brown piece that we do but a little bit less mimicking,” Smith says.

“The thing that will be the major addition from me playing the Genie is the hip-hop base. I think that’ll be fun for people. I think it’ll stand out as unique even in the Disney world. There hasn’t been a lot of that hip-hop flavor in Disney history!”

Mark your calendars, “Aladdin” is scheduled to be in theaters May 24, 2019.


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